Why Go With a Mission Agency?

The short answer: long-term momentum



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July 1, 2019


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Good question.

If you’re thinking about becoming a missionary, it may feel like you just need to get out there as quickly as possible. You can figure out what you need once you get there. Why should you partner with a mission agency when it could potentially slow you down? Maybe you have heard stories or have nightmares about administrative fees, bureaucracy and requirements that may come with joining an agency. Is it worth it? If so, why?

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